Review: Arture accessories

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Just over a month ago, I received a couple of items from Arture to borrow and try out. If you missed my first post all about Arture and what they do, you can find it here. As I mentioned in my first post, I wasn’t going to use the passport cover, as I don’t have a passport, but I have been using the gadget sleeve.

Arture: Sustainable vegan accessories

How I’ve been using it

I’ve been using the gadget sleeve a few days a week since it arrived. I was surprised at how much I could fit into it! So what have I been carrying around? My iPad mini, wireless keyboard, stylus, headphones, bullet journal, a couple of pens, a small zipped pouch with my keys and debit card. Once I even managed to fit Andy’s iPad in there too! I was definitely impressed with how much I could carry around.

Gorgeous naturally dyed cork leather gadget sleeve

Recently I used it as an oversized clutch bag for an evening out and I thought it looked pretty good with my new dress! It definitely dressed up my outfit and being black I think it’d pretty much go with any outfit. I’ve also been caught in the rain carrying the gadget sleeve and everything inside has been fine. Cork is naturally waterproof!

Wear and tear?

You’ll know that this gadget sleeve is made of naturally dyed cork leather and lined with black cotton. I had no expectations of how this sleeve would wear because I’ve never had anything made of cork before. Considering it’s been thrown into a tote bag and been taken out of the house a lot, I’m impressed. The bottom corners have a slight bit of wear to them, but it’s no different than if this was made from leather. I think that over time this would wear in a similar way to leather. I think that the texture of the cork has become more apparent the more I’ve been using it too.

Find out what I thought of this cork leather gadget case

The price of this gadget sleeve from Arture is £39, which I think is reasonable. Taking into consideration the quality of the materials and the workmanship, how well it has worn and how spacious it is (not to mention versatile), this is definitely an affordable but luxury product that would last for years. Cork is also naturally waterproof and anti-fungal which adds to its longevity. Personally, I would absolutely buy accessories from Arture in the future; I love their brand and being ethical and sustainable is the icing on the cake for me.

What do you think? Which Arture product is your favourite?


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  1. Alison Cupples
    11th September 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Looks great! I can’t believe they can make bags out of cork!!! I will definitely be checking them out when I am after an accessory.

    • Toria
      11th September 2017 / 4:13 pm

      I know, it’s amazing isn’t it? I’d definitely choose cork over leather now.

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